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Sep 12

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock Premieres September 17 on ABC

The Band Perry, Kimberly Perry, Luke Bryan

The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry and Luke Bryan photo by John Russell/CMA.

ABC is giving country fans a front row seat to the best moments from this year’s CMA Music Festival! Hosted by Luke Bryan and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock will air September 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC. The three-hour concert special was filmed during the 2012 CMA Music Festival which took place June 7-10 in Nashville.

The special will feature country stars from A-Z, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., and Zac Brown Band.

Watch a preview after the jump:

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In addition to performances filmed at LP Field, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock will include behind the scenes access to some of your favorite stars, interviews and late-night jam sessions. This is the eighth time ABC will broadcast the special.

Tickets for the 2013 CMA Music Festival, scheduled for June 6-9, are available now. Fans can order tickets by calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. To purchase tickets online, visit


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